PAWTUCKET, R.I.--Keene State College junior guard Ty Nichols, freshman center James Anozie, and senior guard Dizel Wright were all honored by the Little East Conference as the men's basketball postseason awards were handed out today.
Nichols, a native of Springfield, Mass., was named to the All-LEC First Team and All-LEC Defensive Team after he led the Owls in scoring at 20.6 points per game, shooting 49.4% from the field and 32.1% from three point range. He also grabbed 6.4 rebounds per game and passed out 5.0 assists per game, scoring in double-figures in every game and going over 25 points on eight different occasions, including a season high 31 point outing against No. 6 Middlebury on January 30. Defensively, Nichols led the team with 2.6 steals per game, At the end of his junior season, Nichols is in fourth place on KSC's all-time career scoring list, with 1,548 points. It's the second straight All-LEC First Team nod for Nichols, who also received the honor in 2016-17.
Anozie was picked to the All-LEC Second Team and All-LEC Rookie Team following a freshman campaign where he averaged 12.6 points, 6.2 rebounds, and shot 57.7% from the field. Moving into the starting lineup in the 12th game of the year, he established himself as a fixture down low, scoring a career high 22 points in the LEC semifinal matchup against UMass Boston on February 23, and grabbed a career high 16 rebounds against Plymouth State on January 24.
Wright was picked to the All-LEC Defensive Team, becoming the first KSC player to do so since Nate Stitchell and Nate Howard were both chosen in 2015-16. The only KSC player to start all 28 games, Wright averaged 12.2 points per game and 6.1 rebounds per game and shot 56.6% from the floor. Wright also averaged 1.9 steals per game, good for second on the squad while tying for the team lead in blocked shots.